Friday, February 3, 2023
Signed up this year for Paint Your Heart and Soul 2023 class. There are 50 different lessons and 25 different teachers. I love the exposure to different artists and their techniques. I try to do most of the lessons for the techniques and mediums but I do individualize the subject matter and compositions because that is just who I am. I love the opportunity to just not have a goal for a piece other than learning and exploration. these are done in a sketchbook sometimes or just-on paper. They are not precious and that is what makes them fun.
Sunday, January 22, 2023
Working small equals more posts. This is a 9x12 on canvas. It will take me two sessions normally, so that equates to two days. I am pretty sure it is done but there is always a possibility of tweaking…..it is a strong piece IMHO visually. Now I need to do some eBay stuff so I can fill the coffers. Later—
Friday, January 20, 2023
Starting a new sub-series..if that is even a real thing! These works will be on paper and all 11x14, acrylic paint and mixed mediums. They will have to to do with music and song. Hopefully-My ‘behold the Night’ paintings should show perfectly with these. These smaller ones will be for sale on Etsy. Enjoy-di
Sunday, January 15, 2023
This piece is collage and painting. The collage was the basis for the graffiti walls and I went from there. It is 24”x24”. I would say it depicts a slow mid-week night.
Thursday, December 29, 2022
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Saturday, December 3, 2022
Friday, November 25, 2022
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
This is a smaller piece (11x14) on paper and will be on eBay.
Sunday, November 13, 2022
Sunday, November 6, 2022
Friday, October 28, 2022
Friday, October 21, 2022
Monday, October 10, 2022
Saturday, October 1, 2022
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
I am posting just to check in so that you know I have not fallen off the face of the earth. Behind the scenes, I am working on a series that I am calling-Behold the Night. It has to do with some imaginary clubbing and I will be showing it next June and hopefully more than just then.
So hello and good bye…I will keep in touch. Hugs!
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
This is where the small magic happens! Anything up to 11”x17”happens here.
We have been in this house for about a year and a half and this studio space is just now feeling like home. The studio is a long, narrow walk out basement. This picture is the end of the room with (the bad news) the only windows and a beautiful view of Tennessee rolling hills (the good news). The mid section of the room is set up with an easel for large paintings and the far end is computer and storage. There are also tables for utilitarian and sometimes crazy projects.
Periodically, I straighten everything up and have to take a picture….as in today
Monday, July 18, 2022
Next piece of the series will have a winged person..I think. One never knows when you are painting because the paintings have opinions of their own……
Friday, July 8, 2022
Do not usually post uncompleted work on my blog (that I do on Instagram #difergiart), but I haven’t posted lately and don’t want you-my peeps, thinking I am a sloth!
This is going slowly for two reasons. One, it has a lot of detail involved. Two, it doesn’t have to be done until the end of August. I also have been doing some side art smalls that take time! That is kinda of number three, and now I am officially whining…lol.
Bottom line, I am liking where this is going-stay tuned…
Sunday, June 5, 2022
It is an honor for my work to be selected.
Sunday, May 29, 2022
This piece seems to be, as always, narrative but also a bit ‘sentimental’…not sure that is a good thing. Perhaps, in these divisive times my soul is searching for harmony and the art is reflecting that.
Saturday, April 30, 2022
Saturday, April 16, 2022
The company has chosen the top three artists in each state that they have business in. I am Tennessee, hence, the Smokey mountains and irises (state flower).
These are about 70% done and I will not show them finished until the winner is announced. Am not sure which one I will submit and won’t know until they are finished. I have 7 days to complete them so will be busy.
This is the finals, so keeping fingers crossed. If not the winner, I am honored to have gotten this far. I have received some compensation already for my efforts and will have two new paintings for sale, so all is good…looking for some collectors from Tennessee!
Monday, March 28, 2022
Saturday, March 12, 2022
I think this piece gives you a feel of that early morning strangeness-and you have to love the lady in the lower left👍….enjoy!
Thursday, March 3, 2022
Friday, February 18, 2022
Saturday, January 29, 2022
Monday, November 22, 2021
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Newest piece for my upcoming show at the Athens Art Center, Athens, TN. The show opens November 5th and runs through most of December. The piece is 24x36 and I have to say I really love it. Because of the pandemic there is no satin finish spray varnish to be found, so this will have to be sealed with a matt finish. Not my favorite but it is a sign of the times. Once we get through the holiday season, I hope to do a larger piece with colorful characters 👍. ENJOY…